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John boldly denounced Herod’s adultery …

BibleGateway: Mark 6:14-20

ESV Text: Mark 6:14-20

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:44 and ends at about 2:46

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     14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. 15 Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets. 16 But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead. 17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife: for he had married her. 18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother’s wife. 19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not: 20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 483:
God of the Prophets

— Organ Audio

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1. God of the prophets, bless the prophet’s sons; 
Elijah’s mantle o’er Elisha cast. 
Each age its solemn task may claim by once; 
Make each one nobler, stronger, than the last. 

2. Annoint them prophets. Make their ears attent 
To Thy divinest speech, their hearts awake 
To human need, their lips make eloquent 
To gird the right and every evil break. 

3. Annoint them priests. Strong intercessors, they, 
For pardon and for charity and peace. 
Ah, if with them the world might, now astray, 
Find in our Lord from all its woes release! 

4. Annoint them kings; aye, kingly kings, O Lord. 
Annoint them with the Spirit of Thy Son. 
Theirs not a jeweled crown, a blood-stained sword; 
Theirs, by sweet love, for Christ a kingdom won. 

5. Make them apostles, heralds of Thy Cross; 
Forth may they go to tell all realms Thy grace. 
Inspired of Thee, may they count all but loss 
And stand at last with joy before Thy face.